DESCRIPTION: Airbus – Tanan 300

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Tanan 300 is a new generation vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) being built by Cassidian, an EADS company (now Airbus Defence and Space). The UAS is suitable for both maritime and land applications.

The UAS can perform a wide range of missions including surveillance, reconnaissance, search-and-rescue (SAR), target acquisition, anti-smuggling, harbour protection, border patrol, anti-piracy, and convoy and VIP protection. It can also be deployed for monitoring image and communications intelligence systems, critical infrastructure and illegal traffic.

The Tanan 300 UAS demonstrator performed its maiden flight in 2010 and was launched in October 2012. The full scale model of the system was displayed at Eurosatory defence and security exhibition at Paris in June 2012. It was also exhibited during the Paris Air Show in June 2013 and the Defexpo in India in February 2014.

Airbus DS Tanan 300 Technical Specifications


Service Year: 2015

Type: Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

National Origin: France

Manufacturer(s): Airbus Defence and Space / Cassidian – France

Production Total: 2


Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

Operating Crew: 0

Length: 14.11 feet (4.3 meters)

Width: 16.40 feet (5.00 meters)

Height: 3.94 feet (1.20 meters)

Weight (MTOW): 772 lb (350 kg)

Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

Engine(s): 1 x Engine of unknown make and model driving two-bladed main rotor and two-bladed tail rotor.

Maximum Speed: 93 mph (150 kph; 81 knots)

Maximum Range: 124 miles (200 km)

Service Ceiling: 13,123 feet (4,000 meters; 2.49 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload

None. Mission-specific payloads carried through a “mix-and-match” capability. Payloads centering around sensors and radar only.

Global Operators / Customers


Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

Tanan 300 – Base Series Designation

Tanan 300 Block 1 – Initial variant based on CybAero APID 60 system.

Tanan 300 Block 2 – Improved, dimensionally larger variant.


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